Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. en Hawaii Third Circuit Court Upholds TMT Conservation District Use Permit <p>Judge Greg Nakamura of the Third Circuit Court of Hawaii ruled in favor of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Wednesday, upholding an approval by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) of a Conservation District Use Permit for TMT. This moves the $1.3 billion project another step closer to starting construction in the summer of 2014.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:34:48 +0000 gordon 996 at University Approves Lease for Largest Telescope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-name-publication"> <div class="field-label">Publication Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Hawaii Today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date-publication"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2014-02-21</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-abstract"> <div class="field-label">Abstract:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The University of Hawaii on Thursday approved a plan to sublease land at the summit of Mauna Kea for construction of the world&rsquo;s largest optical telescope.</p> <p>The Board of Regents voted 15 to 1 to approve subleasing the land atop the Big Island volcano for the Thirty Meter Telescope. The university leases summit land, which hosts about a dozen telescopes in total, from the state.</p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:00:00 +0000 gordon 982 at TMT and "Journey through the Universe" 2014 <p>Join TMT at the Journey through the Universe 10th anniversary celebration in association with &lsquo;Imiloa Astronomy Center&rsquo;s 8th annual Family Science Day on Sunday, March 9, 2014. This celebration is free to the community and the first 500 keiki (kids) visitors will receive a free gift. Enjoy activity booths, out-of-this world astronomy presentations, and much more.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/977">Journey Through the Universe 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ha'ilono Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:04:33 +0000 gordon 978 at The State of the State and TMT <p>Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie gave his State of the State Address on Tuesday, January 21. In his remarks, Governor Abercrombie discussed astronomy in Hawaii and the role of TMT.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ha'ilono Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:26:09 +0000 gordon 973 at TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone on The Colbert Report <p>On December 3, 2013, TMT Board Vice-Chair Ed Stone appeared on The Colbert Report. He received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal from Stephen &quot;Tiberius&quot; Colbert and talked about &quot;the significance of the ongoing Voyager 1 mission, from its launch in 1977 to its arrival in interstellar space.&quot;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Story Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:19:22 +0000 gordon 970 at GEMS in Hawaii <p>Over three hundred fifth grade girls from the west side of Hawaii Island gathered in Kona on November 14 for the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science, or GEMS, event.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/gems-2013-participants">GEMS 2013 participants</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/gems-2013-organizers-and-participants">GEMS 2013 organizers and participants</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ha'ilono Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:13:08 +0000 gordon 963 at